Pianist Seth Knopp serves on the piano and chamber music faculties of the Peabody Conservatory. In 1983, Knopp met violinist Violaine Melançon forming the Knopp-Melançon Duo, an artistic collaboration which would eventually expand to become the Peabody Trio, winner of the 1989 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and Peabody ensemble-in-residence from 1987 to 2016.
In 2000, Knopp was named Artistic Director of the Yellow Barn Music School and Festival, an international gathering of artists who meet each summer to explore the vast riches of the chamber music repertoire. Knopp has performed in North America, Europe, the Far East, and Middle East with appearances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Israel’s Jerusalem Music Center, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He has conducted master classes at Eastman, San Francisco Conservatory, New York University, Conservatoire de Montreal, Jerusalem Music Center, and Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. Knopp’s solo and chamber music performances can be heard on the Albany Records, Analekta, Artek, CRI, Koch and New World Records labels.
Knopp studied at the New England Conservatory with Leonard Shure, at the San Francisco Conservatory, where he studied with Nathan Schwartz, and with Leon Fleisher.